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In the weeds

Based on Matthew 13:24-30 I’m not a gardener. I garden more by chance than design. I don’t really know that much about plants and so every spring is a watch and wait adventure in our garden. I have no idea what the sprouts of each type of plant look like and so as all the […]

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Letting Our Light Shine

Based on the following Scripture Luke 11:33-36 I was asked a few years ago to lead a teen youth group. There were a group of about five teens who had been regular churchgoers with their families their whole lives. The church was encouraged that they continued to attend, but wanted to make something that was […]

Naughty or Nice?

Originally posted December 10, 2012 It’s Christmas – and even for most Christians, it has become a secular celebration as well. Any quick internet search will show you that many of our “Christmas” traditions like trees and feasts come down to us from other traditions. Gift-giving has only the slenderest thread of connection to the […]

From Exile to Apostle

Originally posted November 10, 2012 I can’t possibly be an apostle. I checked the dictionary. It is a word that cannot describe me. I was not chosen by Jesus some 2,000 years ago to be one of the “Twelve”. Not any one of the lists includes a Jennifer – or even a woman. I am […]

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We Are Not Alone

Based on the following scripture: Acts 17:22-31  John 14:15-21 Our opening hymn this morning, “For the beauty of the earth” is one of my favourites. I especially like the second verse: For the beauty of each hour, of the day and of the night, hill and vale and tree and flower, sun and moon and […]

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First Time Here?

Thinking Christian? Isn’t that an oxymoron? Ha ha. Very funny. Thinking and Christian in the same sentence. I know what you’re thinking – “You ever seen FOX News? Ever read Sam Harris?” OK – fair enough. So we should explain what we mean by “Thinking Christian”. Here’s a primer on why we’ve built this site, […]